The Magaliesberg Mountains – Filled with Mystery and Intrigue

There is mystery among the Magaliesberg Mountains. There are ancient things that you find here which have never been written about in any tourist brochure. ~Credo Mutwa   The Magaliesberg Mountains also known as the Cashan Mountains is one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. The mountain range extends from Pretoria in the north of the Gauteng Province to a southern point at Pilanesberg, in the North West Province of South Africa. About …

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The Blauuwbank Historic Gold Mine – Past to Present

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When you arrive in the historical town of Magaliesburg you would never even hazard a guess that there is an old gold mine here. It’s not just any old gold mine, The Blauuwbank Historic Gold Mine was the first ever gold mine established on the Witwatersrand and quite literally where South Africa’s Gold Rush started. There’s good reason though that you would drive right past it. The gold mining on Blauuwbank was done underground, like …

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Koesterfontein, Magaliesburg

Koesterfontein is found within the Crocodile primary catchment area bordering on the town of Magaliesburg in Gauteng, South Africa. The land use is predominently eco-tourism and agriculture and is zoned this way by Mogale City Local Municipality. Magaliesburg was declared a protected environment in 1977. The vegetation of the area is described as Bankenveld (Acocks), Rocky Highveld Grassland Ridges (Low & Rebelo) and Moot Plains Bushveld in the North and Gauteng Shale Mountain Bushveld in …

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